I am interested in the health and culture of the early and central middle ages in Europe, and am currently working on two major research projects:
- Effaced from History? Facial Difference and its Impact from Antiquity to the Present Day, a collaborative project that has already received Seed funding from the Wellcome Trust and which incorporates my own research on medieval disfigurement.
I previously worked on:
- The Enclosed Garden: Pleasure, Contemplation and Cure in the Medieval Hortus Conclusus (PI Professor Liz Herbert McAvoy), in which my role was to explore examples of historical enclosed gardens and their owners. Project blog here
I co-edit Social History of Medicine and work part-time at Swansea in a research development role.